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Author: Robert Macklin
Publisher: Sydney : Hachette Australia, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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It is a story of sheer courage and skill - incredible bravery combined with the precision of a surgeon - as these men defused deadly mines, often dropped in residential areas. The detonators were frequently booby trapped by the Nazis, and these Australians and their British colleagues came to recognise the twisted minds and methods of the individual bomb makers as they worked. Both sides played a deadly game of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Leon Goldsworthy
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Macklin
ISBN: 9780733627941 0733627943
OCLC Number: 794058534
Description: 1 volume
Responsibility: Robert Macklin.

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It is a story of sheer courage and skill - incredible bravery combined with the precision of a surgeon - as these men defused deadly mines, often dropped in residential areas. The detonators were frequently booby trapped by the Nazis, and these Australians and their British colleagues came to recognise the twisted minds and methods of the individual bomb makers as they worked. Both sides played a deadly game of chess as they tried to bluff and outwit the other. In the ultimate demonstration of skill and bravery, it was the Australian Leon Goldsworthy, specialising in underwater defusing working at depth, and often by touch alone - who worked out how to defuse the K mine, and so made possible the neutralising of the German mine defences before the invasion of Normand.

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